Abdurahman Sharif

Director - Somalia NGO Consortium

Abdurahman Sharif is the Director of the Somalia NGO Consortium, a network of over 80 international and local NGOS working in Somalia. He was previously the Executive Director of the Muslim Charities Forum.

He is a graduate in Languages from the University of Sorbonne in Paris (France) and holds two Master's Degrees, one in Languages from the University of Sorbonne and another one in Development Studies from the University of Pavia (Italy). He lived for many years in Italy where he worked for the International NGO CISP - Sviluppo dei Popoli, of which he is also an Associate Member, and has been involved in many awareness raising activities with the Somali Diaspora both in Italy and the UK.

Abdurahman speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Somali. In 2013 he was part of the International Visitor's Leadership Program, a flagship exchange programme run by the US State Department. In 2014, he was granted a fellowship award by the Association of chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO).